Armed Restaurant Patron Shoots Man During Altercation In Parking Lot

BILLINGS, MONTANA — A man was shot after police say he became unruly and started arguing with staff. The incident happened at the Montana Club on Wednesday night during dinner hours.

The 35-year-old was escorted out while another patron at the restaurant tried to calm things down as they moved outside.

Once in the parking lot, police say the man went to his car and pulled out a gun. The patron who went out to try and calm things down pulled his concealed firearm in response. A scuffle ensued, ultimately leading to the concealed carrier shooting the man in the chest.

The man was taken to the hospital with a gunshot wound to the chest. His condition wasn’t immediately clear.

The armed patron, at first described as a retired police officer, was found not to be affiliated with any law enforcement. Police say he is cooperating with their investigation.

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